August - December 2004


Heroldsmühle - day one 2004-12-14 (600 words)

This is my first day in a new home. It's not really home yet, but it's where I will be living and working for the comming time of my life.

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carrots and sticks - and dirty pants 2004-11-24 (575 words)

In education and motivation work there is the common notion of 'carrot and stick' to describe the two methods of motivating others (students, children or employees) to do a certain thing or act in a certain desired way. The 'carrot' is motivation by reward, or rather by promise of reward, while the 'stick' is motivation by promise of punishment or other adverse effects.

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Take Control 2004-8-17 (42 words)

finally eBook publishing that seems to work.

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Heroldsmühle day two and such 2004-12-23 (202 words)

Okay... this was intended as a series of posts journaling my first few days in a new home...

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when dreams become painfull 2004-10-27 (374 words)

or why dreaming so often leads to disappointment.

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emotion vs will 2004-8-14 (314 words)

In a book I just read by Stuart Wilde he talks about why one needs to decouple emotion from will to achieve things.

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dreaming plots 2004-11-24 (171 words)

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January - April 2005 2005-1-1 (0 words)

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the myth of working at home 2004-12-23 (424 words)

I have been dreaming of working at home for many years now. Now that I have some experience with it, I'm not so convinced anymore...

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GTD and creativity 2004-10-28 (356 words)

'Getting Things Done' by D. Allen is a very common topic I encounter especially under fellow Tinderbox bloggers. And Tinderbox seems to be a very good tool for the pratice of 'GTD' (a nice summary is here). But does it also work for creativity?

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encouraging people is encouraging 2004-11-21 (241 words)

Now that title might be a little daft. But there is an insight in there I've recently had....

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more on emotions 2004-8-17 (169 words)

As I noted earlier, I still have my doubts about Stuart Wilde's will-without-emotion thing...

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encouraging passion 2004-11-2 (560 words)

It appears to be a cultural thing. Do we teach our children how to be passionate about things? Do we give of good examples? Do we encourage passion?

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a break, a time away 2004-10-27 (429 words)

It's been some time I updated this weblog. Actually it has been some time since I used Tinderbox or my PowerBook on a regular basis.

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fire and earth 2004-10-29 (1049 words)

My action need to follow my passion. I can't forcibly instill passion into my actions....

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Act your way into a new way of thinking 2004-8-17 (93 words)

Curt has a very thought provoking post on 'Act your way into a new way of thinking'... ...

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